Thanks everyone for all the great suggestions. Unfortunately I'll have to file most of them away for future trips. Because of the I5 closures and flooding I've had to book a flight from Vancouver to Portland and then rent a car to drive to Eugene.
I can still eat well in Portland, Albany and Eugene!
I will be travelling by car in mid- Jan from Vancouver BC to Eugene. I'm looking for recommendations for good restaurants/bakeries/coffee shops etc that aren't too far from the I5 or are easy to get to. I'm not a big food of chain food sludge which is usually the easiest to find at stops off the highway. It's a long drive so would like ideas about places to stop all along the way.
I am planning on stopping at the Daniel Smith art store in South Seattle on the way down and if there is anywhere near there for lunch or coffee that would make it easier for me instead of having to stop there and then backtrack somewhere else.
Other than that one stop at the Daniel Smith store I don't have any ideas about where I will be stopping. Probably Portland for dinner or somewhere near there...
Thanks for any and all help!